Books on Tape is the musical alias for Todd Matthew Drootin. His recording career began in 1998 with the obscure Santa Cruz duo Subverse, then continued solo in Los Angeles under the Books moniker. Sworn to the MPC2000XL since 1999, Books shuns the use of laptops, opting instead for an array of gear including drum machines and guitar pedals. Live, Books on Tape has opened for diverse groups such as Rilo Kiley, Total Shutdown, Tender Buttons, Xiu Xiu, Thursday, David Lovering (ex-Pxies) and Dick Richards. Books on Tape records for Deathbomb Arc, Piehead and No Type and is currently producing the next Rose for Bohdan album.